Miner dies in accident at coal mine in Luhansk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The rockslide occurred at Novodruzheska mine on July 27
18:10, 28 July 2020

Miner's helmet, emergency at a mine
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A rockslide killed a mountaineer in the coal mine in Luhansk region. The tragedy took place at Novodruzheska mine on July 27. Local prosecutor's office reported that on Tuesday.

"The slide of a concrete bay occurred at about 3.50 p.m. on July 27, 2020, as workers cleared the rocks, resulting in the deadly injuries for a pitman", reads the message.

The law enforcers intiaited an investigation into the accident. Forensic expertise will help indicate the most likely reason why the tragedy took place.

Related: Ukranian govt allocates $12,7 million to repay debts to coal miners

Earlier, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine additionally allocated almost 340 million UAH (12,7 million dollars) to repay debts to miners of state-owned mines. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal has announced this at the meeting of the government.

"This means that for the first time in a long time the state has no debts to the miners of state-owned mines in the current mode,” the head of government said,

He also added that "debts have been repaid to almost 40,000 workers who work extremely hard every day."

Related: Ukraine’s Energy Ministry claims to pay off wage arrears to miners in full

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